PR & Communications Manager

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Headquarters: Champaign, IL

21Zephyr, Inc is a Blockchain startup based in Champaign, IL. We are looking for a PR and Communications Manager to work remotely. 

We're looking for great communicators who can understand complex issues and explain them in person and also via well written, simple blog posts, FAQs, video scripts and more.

You’ll be a great communicator who can understand complex policy and technical issues and explain them clearly, concisely and persuasively, both in person and in writing.

It's our job to help inform and educate users, partners, opinion leaders-and our own employees-about the benefits of our products, our distinctive company culture/values, and our approach to the big public policy issues of the day. We are looking for quick-witted, entrepreneurial and intellectually curious people to join the team. To succeed here, you'll need to be able to combine creativity with the organizational skills to manage numerous different projects to tight deadlines simultaneously, as well as enjoy pitching to all kinds of journalists, bloggers and commentators, as well as produce internal communications and events for our employees. Things happen quickly at 21Zephyr and to get stuff done here you need to be an enthusiastic team player - a self-starter who can work cross-functionally and isn't frightened to take risks or try out new ways of doing things.


Develop and maintain close, productive relationships with different Blockchain communities, work closely with CEO, CTO and product teams to distill complex concepts into coherent and easy-to-understand communications material.
Develop policy and issues communications plans from strategy to executions.
Be a media spokesperson and communicate broader key messages to the press. Prepare executives for interviews and speaking opportunities.
Produce external communications (blog posts, statements, FAQs) and reactive messaging on critical issues. Organize press briefings and events.
Publish co-ordinated messages in telegram channels, reddit, steemit,, Medium and other social media outlets. 

Minimum qualifications:

Bachelor's degree or equivalent practical experience.
5 years of experience in a political, media or non-profit environment.

Preferred qualifications:

Ability to think, plan and execute on multiple projects simultaneously in an organized fashion while paying close attention to the details.
Ability to work effectively cross-functionally and creatively solve problems.
Demonstrated ability to work calmly and maintain good judgment in fast-paced environments, as well as the ability to escalate appropriately.
Existing media relationships and a track record of positive press placements.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

To apply: [email protected]

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